It's the closest thing you can get to something like BASIC from back in the DOS days on today's computers. Sadly it's not pre-installed with every machine like GW-BASIC was.
Feel free to wear a smart watch. It's not like your cell phone isn't already telling people where you are even when you think it isn't. Also go ahead and pay for it too, saves me some tax dollars when people pay for their own "spywear" as well as any fees for connectivity.
Start -> Day -> FeedHorse.exe
Start -> Day -> Breakfast.exe
Start -> Day -> Drive.exe
Start -> Day -> Desk.exe
Start -> Day -> WorkWhileEveryoneElseInMeetingsTalkingAboutWork.exe
A DOS based database I programmed to handle a video stores inventory from a rental storage building. I was just starting out and the guy who wanted me to write it didn't pay me for it but said it was a trial. That was the last time I programmed in a rental storage facility.
"3. The price of burgers and lattes will go up."
Tell me how this is a bad thing since that stuff helps contribute to the national obesity rate? People out of work because they can't sell fattening foods to other Americans from places like McDonald's? Oh the horror, people are going to be forced to healthier food choices and actually have to work to prepare a meal to save money.
I think it's more like people don't want to go to a third party to fix a product that should never have changed and require the fix in the first place. Especially after they paid cash for the new shiny car that has tile shaped wheels.
I installed an HP Dodo Rockjet Printer with my abacus and the stone tablet prints are really nice quality. Wilma really likes it as well and she prints out all her pictures to it.
Honestly I had more to watch on TV when I had to get up an turn a knob to change channels than I do these days. No cable for me.
And by mazes I mean mazes that can make your Nethack/Rogue happy bits twitch. Out of boredom I started making a cave and dungeon generator like the one Nethack/Rogue has. Here's the resources I used to put together what I have so far in Java.
Topic in General
Procedural Content Generation Wiki
BSP Dungeon Generation
Use one of the examples those places provides or do like I did and strike out on your own method to solve the problem of cave and dungeon building. I got a cave screen shot of one test generation.
My Cave Generator Output
When I switched my mother from XP to Windows 7 she had a heck of a time finding where things worked and how they worked again. This UI change that is spreading all over the software world to make things more touchy feely like is really not sitting well with me when I use it on a non-touchy feely desktop. Part of me is glad that I kept my mother on IE at this point even though IE is bullet riddled with issues of it's own. The UI is at least somewhat consistent to the desktop for the most part on Windows 7.
I'm sure there is better components out there but this is really cool and make me wonder if I could build my own 1960's Star Trek communicator at some point before I die and have that as my cell phone.
Won't help much if the game is just boring to people and/or expensive. Now if you told everyone to wear protective body armor when going out on the green and start aiming at each other then maybe you'd get your numbers up.
I'm still burnt from the 2.x to 3.x UI changes. I'd be happier if they kept the 2.x look but improved the underpinnings of the Gnome system. Between XFCE and Cinnamon I'm not really concerned about Gnome anymore. Honestly I'd rather see more resources go in to one of those two than Gnome.
I wish I could mod you all the way to Redmond with insightful points.
.. when putting whale meat on the dinner table until a giant black spray painted bounty towel roll core parks itself in Earth's oribit and dangles a glowy soccer ball over the planet to bag us for lack of whales. Shattner and Nemoy won't be around forever Japan!